Kai Nikko Lake Chuzenji

Kai Nikko is a hot spring ryokan located in the Japanese prefecture called Tochigi. The area is known for Lake Chuzenji, a body of water formed after Mt. Nantai erupted. The ryokan sits in the woods beside the lake where guests can see the beautiful scenery. The location is near to Toshogu Shrine, which is a World Heritage Site, and other shrines and temples where travelers can visit.

Known as a traditional inn, the rooms of Kai Nikko are designed based on classic Japanese style with interior details that gives an authentic feeling of culture. It also features the touches of Western influence like its beds.

It has a total of 33 spacious rooms, which cost around 40,000 to 90,000 JPY per night, including quality amenities, a wide window to show you the view of the lake and mountain, and some including a private cypress indoor bath and sauna. Yukata gowns are also provided, which are personally made at the ryokan.
Its dining area is just a short distance away from its rooms. There is also a Noh stage close to semi-private rooms in the dining area but with no plays or theatrical performances. Meals are locally produced ingredients for a rich taste. Kai Nikko takes the experience to a whole cultural turn with the geta dance, a tap dance using traditional wooden sandals, which are also personally made at the ryokan for hundreds of years.
A stay at the ryokan will not be complete without a hot spring bath, which the inn provides. Kai Nikko has a private bath available upon reservation, which features cypress material where warmth can be felt. Large public baths are also available separately for men and women. The inn has an indoor bath and an open-air bath built with rock materials in their spring hall.
The location of the ryokan can be reached by bus from the Nikko Station. Due to the coronavirus, the inn has set out measures like social distancing and observing high hygiene protocols for the sake of their staff and everyone who will be staying at the ryokan.

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen? Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)? Yes

Is there a communal shared public bath? Yes

Price range (yen) 40,000-90,000